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Toto's lifelong friend Bella passed during the night.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Toto'sDad, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Tele-Meister

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    Jun 23, 2017
    Ottawa, Canada
    Heavy sighs to you and yours
     
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  2. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    We were never off over to Lawton, but Bella and Toto have been to Oklahoma on the 40 heading for Conway over in Arkansas. One night we were driving momma's Impala some years back, and got just outside of Okie City, and an HP stopped us and looked us over. I think he 'bout scared the dogs to death. He laughed when he looked us over. He said I pulled you over for not signaling properly when you changed lanes, (I did, but) he also said, the real reason I pulled you over was because of those California plates, I needed to take a looksee at who was in the car. I'll bet he kept pretty busy if he stopped every car that came through there with California plates. :D
     

  3. Lonn

    Lonn Tele-Afflicted

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    Dec 13, 2007
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    Sorry for your loss. I hate these threads. Our dog Tiny's mother was named Bella and she passed about 5 years ago in a semi tragic fashion. I still want to blow up that vet clinic. :mad:
     
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  4. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    I sorry they loused up treatment for your Bella, I don't confine my anger to vets. I was somewhat surprised that the treatment center that treated my son didn't show up at his funeral wanting to run "just a few more tests." They and the rest of the gang pulled a million bucks out of him, it looks like at some point they would have been ready to let go.
     

  5. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Jul 18, 2010
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    Condolences, to Toto, and the whole TD family.
     
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  6. memorex

    memorex Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm so sad to hear that. I've loved all my pets, even the bad ones. It's almost like losing a child.
     
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  7. Sollipsist

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    Everyday, I'm with dogs and cats who die and - unfortunately not often enough - their people. It's hard not to get in the habit of saying the same things over and over until they become routine lines in a meaningless script, especially when you don't know them well.

    I've lost a few of my own, and many more whom I've become close to over the years. I've seen beautiful creatures pass in terrible ways. I've been there for many whose people can't make it, or can't take it, and it's been a long time since I could fault them for it. I just wish I could get everyone to understand that the occasion is as beautiful and wonderful as it is devastatingly sad. It is something that no one would ever wish for, but when it happens, it's as pure and sacred an opportunity for love as you'll ever get in this life.

    Immerse yourself in the experience as deeply as you can, with tears and laughter and everything else that brings together those that remain and those that have gone.
     
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  8. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Sad to wake up to hear of Bella's passing ... sending you some long distance love from Oz, TD....

    I'm off to school band practice soon...I'm starting a new gr5 girl on Bass... her name is Bella.... you will be in my mind when I play some tunes with her this morning....
     
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  9. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

    That is rough TD, sorry for the news.
    One thing that was told to us by a very experienced dog owner friend--let the surviving dog see the deceased dog, otherwise they will look for them forever, not understanding where they have gone.
    We earned this the hard way--one of our early dogs best pal died in an emergency situation, and she never got to see him dead. She mourned her whole life.
     
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  10. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    So sorry to hear that.

    Pets occupy a very special place in our lives.
     
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  11. Jeru

    Jeru Tele-Holic

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    My most heartfelt condolences. I lost the first pup I ever had late last year. Very hard time.

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  12. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Holic

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    Sorry to read this news TD.

    I know Bella had a great life and was loved. You'll all miss her, but you can remember and smile at all the great times you had together over the years.

    My girlie passed 10 years ago, she can still bring a smile to my face.
     
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  13. bftfender

    bftfender Tele-Holic

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    Condolences to you and your family
     
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  14. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

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    Really sorry, TD.
     
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  15. Jimmy Owen

    Jimmy Owen Tele-Meister

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    Sorry for your loss, TD—and for your wife’s loss and Toto’s, too.
     
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  16. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Loss of a dog is a special kind of grief.
     
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  17. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2010
    Illinois
    Awww... so sorry. Pets are such a big part of our lives, and any pet owner knows we're the whole world to our pets. It's a little one sided, but we do our best. It's so hard to say good bye.
     
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  18. playforfun

    playforfun Tele-Holic

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Luna Louisiana
    Sorry for yalls loss. I've lost pets I still miss. Peace to you an Bella's mom.
     
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  19. DHart

    DHart Tele-Holic

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    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    SO very, very sorry for your loss. As a passionate lover of dogs, I well understand what you're going through and offer my sincere condolences to you. She will always be so dear to you, but hopefully in time, you will find another deserving female pup to partner up with Toto and help heal your broken heart.
     
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  20. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    So sorry to hear TD. My thoughts are with you.
     

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